1968 Breitling Sprint Vintage Pilots "Surfboard Panda Dial" Chronograph - Stainless Steel


Item No. 7369

Today's offering showcases this classic and original Breitling "Sprint" chronograph. It has a great distinctive late '60's retro look that the original orange hand compliments.

Breitling designed the Sprint line to be an affordable timing instrument for athletes and equipped it with a rotating bezel.

To power it they used the reliable Breitling finished workhorse Valjoux 7730 movement with 45-minute timing system.

Its original dial was given an easy to read dial with contrasting "panda" black registers in a surfboard shaped section. The dial on this one is an uncommon version with no scales around the edge...most have tachometer or pulsations.

Its full size stainless steel case measures 38mm in diameter not including the crown.

It's all original down to even its original crystal and in very pleasing condition. A Master Watchmaker has overhauled the movement. The chronograph resets strongly and precisely to 12, and it continues to keep time in five chronometer positions on par with some brand new Rolexes that we've owned.

For the finishing touch is has been equipped with a carbon fiber strap with contrast stitching making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Like always included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.

Breitling info:
"There has never been anyone in a plane's cockpit without a Breitling ... on his wrist -- or who would at least wished to have one." - Musings of an aviation journalist

Embraced by pilots since the dawning of aeronautics, Breitling watches are the only ones that grace the wrists of the world's elite aerobatic groups, namely the Blue Angels, the Thunderbirds, The British Red Arrows, and the Russian Knights.

  • Manufacturer: Breitling
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 1,242,526
  • Year built: 1968
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Chronograph Timing, Subsidiary Seconds
  • Model: Sprint, Ref. 2214
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case markings (inside): Breitling Watch LTD, Swiss
  • Case condition: Excellent condition. Light signs on the back of having been polished - all markings are still intact. Light wear to the surface of the bezel. Presents wonderfully on the wrist.
  • Dial:  Black with white contrasting "surfboad" shaped register section, signed Breitling Geneve, white 45 minute and seconds registers, original, mint condition
  • Dimensions: 38mm wide (excluding crown), 44mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Hands: Original, black and white luminous batons, all original, "lozenge" recorder hands
  • Movement markings: Breitling Watch Ltd., SWISS, Seventeen Jewels, Unadjusted, 7730
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: Carbon fiber, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
  • Width between lugs: 20mm
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, original, very good condition with very light wear
  • Serviced: A Master Watchmaker has overhauled the movement. The chronograph resets strongly and precisely to 12.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It continues to keep time in five chronometer positions on par with some brand new Rolexes that we've owned.
  • Warranty: 1-year international C.O.T. warranty.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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